Elder Patriot – Yesterday, DemocRAT Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking DemocRAT on the Senate Intelligence Committee, took it upon herself to unilaterally release the 312-page transcript of its closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson that was conducted in August. Simpson is a founder of Fusion GPS the firm that compiled the opposition research piece that became known as the Trump Dossier.
Senator Charles Grassley, the committee’s chairman, immediately announced that Feinstein’s action was damaging to the on-going probe.
The mainstream media hailed Feinstein’s action as an act of transparency. Perhaps it is, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the people who are going to study it the most carefully are those witnesses yet to be called, or waiting to be recalled to testify before the committee.
The 312-pages reveals the exact details of Simpson’s 9 hours of testimony and now serves as a roadmap for future witnesses.
Feinstein should be removed from the committee for this. Remember when Republican Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was forced by DemocRATS to recuse himself for doing far less?
What we learned from the unauthorized document dump is that this has become more than just an inquiry into the origins and veracity of the “Dossier.” It is now a murder case, or at least it should be following Simpson’s lawyers’ comment while refusing to allow his client to answer one of the investigators questions.
Simpson was asked what steps he had taken to assess the credibility of the dossier author’s sources. Josh Levy, Simpson’s attorney, wouldn’t allow him to answer to the question. “He’s given you over nine hours of information and he’s going to decline to answer this one question.”
Levy then added that “It’s a voluntary interview, and in addition to that he wants to be very careful to protect his sources. Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.”
That was back in August when DemocRATS were still holding on to the narrative that Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Now that that has been exposed as politically motivated fiction DemocRATS have turned to questioning the fitness of Donald Trump to be president. Trump has never been accused of murder. But the darling of the mainstream media during the 2016 presidential race has been… many times over. Did Simpson’s testimony add another name to the Clintons’ body count?
While the dossier was the work of hired contractors, the payments for it came from Clinton campaign funds, the DNC, and Obama for America – Obama’s personal army of street agitators that has been funded, assembled and trained to resist the Trump agenda. OFA takes orders directly from Obama and his personal assistant, Valerie Jarrett.
That raises serious concerns and goes a long way towards explaining why Obama’s DOJ acted inappropriately in using the “dossier” as the basis for securing a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
Last October, The Federalist’s Sean Davis reported that Obama for America began the payments to Perkins Coie in April 2016 — the same time the law firm hired Fusion GPS to look into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia:
“Since April of 2016, Obama’s campaign organization has paid nearly a million dollars to the law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS to compile a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump.”
Why would Obama, with 17 intelligence agencies including the FBI under his command, outsource this investigation if it weren’t to establish plausible deniability?
Does this explain why the murder of Seth Rich is still unexplained? Had Rich’s revelations exposed the entire plot?
Last August we had reported how the highly credible and widely applauded former New York Times investigative journalist, Seymour “Sy” Hersch claimed that he was privy to an FBI report that confirmed Rich had provided WikiLeaks with sample emails and asked for payment for the full data dump.
Hersch said, “All I know is that he offered a sample, an extensive sample, I’m sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money.’ Later, WikiLeaks did get the password, he had a DropBox, a protected DropBox,” and Wikileaks got access to the DropBox.”
Hersch: “By the way, all this shit about the DNC…it wasn’t hacked. Whatever happened, the Democrats themselves wrote this shit, you know what I mean?”
It had already been determined that the data dump of the DNC server could not have been the result of Russian hackers because the data had been transferred to a storage device like a thumb drive and not transferred via online intrusion.
If it wasn’t Rich then who was it? Rich had been an IT expert working for the DNC at the time he was murdered. He was also reported to be on his way to a meeting with the FBI when he was shot in the back.
Why did the DNC refuse the FBI access to the “hacked” server and instead rely on a private firm, CrowdStrike to do a forensic examination of it?
Well, CrowdStrike is the same ‘cybersecurity’ firm that attributed the Sony hack to North Korea only to be exposed later for lying. Subsequently, it was revealed that ‘hack’ was committed by a Sony insider.
Tyler Durden, writing for Zero Hedge last July explained CrowdStrike’s questionable integrity:
“CrowdStrike’s hacking attribution analyses have been questioned before, as have their ties to Ukranian funders and the Clinton Foundation.
“Mr. Alperovitch is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank focused on international issues that is partially funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who reportedly has donated at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
“Late last year, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a respected British think tank, disputed CrowdStrike’s analysis of a Russian hack during Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. CrowdStrike later revised and retracted portions of its analysis.”
There’s also the question of Fusion GPS’ curiously incestuous hiring practices. At the same time OFA, Clinton’s campaign, and the DNC were paying Perkins Coie — the spouse of one of Fusion GPS’s key employees was working as a top communications adviser to President Obama. Shailagh Murray’s involvement, a former Washington Post reporter, makes it nearly impossible for the Obama administration to deny it knew about the dossier that they used to get the FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign.
This spouse should not be confused with Nellie Ohr who was employed by Fusion GPS during the time it developed the dossier while her husband Bruce was in a key leadership position at the FBI from where he could influence the use of the phony hit piece.
Hillary Clinton denied knowing about the dossier until after it was published on January 10, even though her campaign and the DNC have been determined to have funded it through Perkins Coie beginning in April 2016. DNC-chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) also denied knowing about it in testimony to the Senate intelligence committee in September. Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta also told the committee in September that he had no knowledge of payments to Fusion GPS,
Back in October when all of this was being exposed behind the closed doors of the investigating committees Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that members of the Clinton campaign and the DNC should be called to re-testify before the Senate intelligence committee in light of the new revelations.
Sen. Collins hit the nail on the head when she told an interviewer:
“They absolutely need to be recalled. It’s difficult to imagine that a campaign chairman, that the head of the DNC would not know of an expenditure of this magnitude and significance. But perhaps there’s something more going on here. But certainly it’s worth additional questioning of those two witnesses.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy expressed his concerns as well:
“I’m not an election law expert, but the good news is you don’t have to be to understand the absurdity believing you can just launder all of your campaign money by just hiring a law firm … I can’t think of anything that defeats the purpose of transparency laws more than that.
“I am interested in that, and I am also interested in sharing some memory tricks with folks at the DNC because no one can remember who paid 10 million dollars to a law firm to do oppo research. I find that stunning — ten million and no one can remember who authorized it, who approved it. So you’ve got two issues, a memory issue and then the lack of transparency by laundering money through a law firm.
In the DemocRATS desperation to keep their attempt to corrupt the presidential election from being exposed we should be concerned that this investigation has evolved beyond an inquiry into political dirty tricks and violations of campaign finance law. It should now be handled as a murder investigation as well.
And yesterday, Dianne Feinstein undercut the investigation by releasing the transcript of Simpson’s testimony. If she’s so concerned about transparency why didn’t she demand that the FBI examine the DNC server and make those results public, as well?
“Lock her up” no longer can be used exclusively for Hillary Clinton.